AWS Database Blog

Intuit story: Automate migration from on-premises MySQL to Amazon Aurora

Databases are core to many of our applications at Intuit. The database team has been working out which architecture to standardize on and what run books and tools to build in order to migrate and then operate in the cloud. We realized that the fastest way to resolve our questions would be to take one of our existing on-premises applications and run it through an actual migration to Amazon Aurora.

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How to use the new Amazon DynamoDB key diagnostics library to visualize and understand your application’s traffic patterns

Update (December 14, 2020): The DynamoDB team recommends that you use Amazon CloudWatch Contributor Insights for Amazon DynamoDB, which is a diagnostic tool for understanding your traffic patterns and identifying frequently accessed keys. You can enable CloudWatch Contributor Insights for DynamoDB in the AWS Management Console, or in the AWS API or AWS CLI. Today, […]

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AWS Database Migration Service improves migration speeds by adding support for parallel full load and new LOB migration mechanisms

We’re happy to introduce AWS DMS replication engine version 3.1.2. The new version includes a better UX and performance improvements that were requested by many customers. We listened and delivered on our promise to make DMS better. In this blog post, I’ll cover few key new features. For the entire list, see the AWS DMS […]

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How to solve some common challenges faced while migrating from Oracle to PostgreSQL

Companies are experiencing exponential data growth year-over-year. Scaling the databases and the hardware infrastructure to keep up is becoming more and more challenging. If your workloads just are not suitable for non-relational data stores, how do you overcome the scaling challenges without spending tons of money in managing the underlying infrastructure? Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL and Amazon […]

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Friday, November 30: Amazon DynamoDB sessions at re:Invent

This blog post includes the Amazon DynamoDB sessions, workshops, and chalk talks taking place today at AWS re:Invent 2018. You also can see this list in the live session catalog. Follow us on @DynamoDB for re:Invent and other tweets. Friday, November 30 11:30 AM DAT352-R – Migrate Your Nonrelational Database to AWS In this session, learn how […]

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Amazon DynamoDB–related content from AWS re:Invent 2018

This blog post includes links to video recordings of the Amazon DynamoDB-related keynotes, announcements, and sessions from AWS re:Invent 2018. Video recordings were not made of workshops, chalk talks, or builders sessions. The keynotes AWS re:Invent 2018 Keynote with Andy Jassy (Wednesday, November 28) Among other topics in his keynote, AWS CEO Andy Jassy discusses DynamoDB on-demand. […]

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Thursday, November 29: Amazon DynamoDB sessions and workshops at re:Invent

This blog post includes the Amazon DynamoDB sessions, workshops, and chalk talks taking place today at AWS re:Invent 2018. You also can see this list in the live session catalog. Follow us on @DynamoDB for re:Invent and other tweets. Thursday, November 29 1:00 PM DAT352-R – Migrate Your Nonrelational Database to AWS In this session, learn how to […]

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Amazon DynamoDB On-Demand – No Capacity Planning and Pay-Per-Request Pricing

Just a few years ago, creating a database that could support your business at any scale while providing consistent low latency was a daunting task. That changed in 2012 with Werner Vogels’ blog post announcing Amazon DynamoDB. Amazon DynamoDB was built on the principles in the original Dynamo paper that Amazon published in 2007. Over the years, lots of […]

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New – Amazon DynamoDB Transactions

Over the years, customers have used Amazon DynamoDB for lots of different use cases, from building microservices and mobile backends to implementing gaming and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. For example, Capital One uses DynamoDB to reduce the latency of their mobile applications by moving their mainframe transactions to a serverless architecture. Tinder migrated user data to DynamoDB with zero downtime, to get […]

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